BISHOP Heber High School are celebrating their outstanding GCSE results with all students achieving at least five GCSE passes and 90% achieving five or more subjects at A*-C.

The school also reported that three quarters of students gained five or more grades at A*-C including English and maths.

A significant number of students (26 in all) achieved A or A* grades in at least eight subjects, including Bryony Archdeacon, Lewis Black, Ella Briggs, Lydia Jamieson, Tabitha Lord, Charlotte Nolan and Charlotte Storer, who all gained these grades in nine subjects.

The results in English language, English literature, maths, sciences, drama, design and technology and history are all considerably above expectations.

Students from across the ability range achieved results that are a credit to them and demonstrate superb progress, with many exceeding their predicted grades.

In addition to their GCSE successes, Year 11 students also made valuable contributions to the school and wider community in many ways, including raising money for charity and as volunteer sports leaders and peer mentors.

Overall, 75% of the students at Bishop Heber achieved the Government’s benchmark of five or more passes at A*-C including English and maths – the best in the School’s history.

Head teacher David Curry said: "Every year group is different, and I am really proud of all our students who have done so well.

"I am delighted for all students who have achieved, or even exceeded, their predicted grades.

"My warmest congratulations go to all our students who, with the tireless support of their teachers and families, have worked extremely hard.

"We are all delighted with the overall pass rates and these results highlight the excellent learning and teaching that takes place here year after year.

"We are looking forward to welcoming students into the sixth form in September and, with these results, we can be confident they will go on to emulate the A and AS Level successes we celebrated with our sixth formers last week."

For more details and pictures, see next Thursday’s Chester Chronicle.